Saturday, May 05, 2007

Game 29

Mike Maroth was on the mound when the Tigers started their current winning streak. He looks o keep the streak going toning in Kansas City. Magglio, Carlos and Sean Casey have hot bats coming in, while Placido Polanco and Pudge look to get back on track. Gary Sheffield will be out attending his Grandfather's funeral. Some advice for Mike Maroth, do NOT pitch to David DeJesus. He is 14 for 25 in his career against Maroth.

Detroit (17-11)
I Rodriguez DH
P Polanco 2B
M Thames 1B
M Ordonez RF
C Guillen SS
C Monroe LF
O Infante CF
B Inge 3B
M Rabelo C

Kansas City (10-20)
D DeJesus CF
M Grudzielanek 2B
M Teahen RF
M Sweeney 1B
E Brown LF
B Butler DH
E German 3B
T Pena Jr. SS
J LaRue C

Tigers - Mike Maroth LHP (2-0, 4.28 ERA)
Royals - Odalis Perez LHP (2-3, 6.91 ERA)


Tigers 7 Royals 5

The Tigers keep finding ways to win. On Cinco De Mayo, the Tigers moved their winning streak to siete. They battled back from a 4-1 deficit to tie it in the 6th. When the royals took the lead in the bottom of that inning, the Tigers responded with a 3 run 8th to take the lead for good. Mike Maroth was not at his best allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks. Tigers pitching allowed 8 walks in the game. Magglio Ordonez continued his hot hitting, with a home run and his league leading 16th double. Placido Polanco got back on track with 3 hits tonight. Brandon Inge was the only Tiger starter without a hit. Todd Jones had another 1-2-3 save, making it a major league leading 12 on the season. Some bad news is that Joel Zumaya left the bullpen as he was warming up to enter the game. He had what looked to be something wrong with his throwing hand. Look to Bless You Boys, DTW, or Mack Ave. Tigers for updates.

Tiger Hero:
Craig Monroe. After the seventh inning he just seems automatic. He had a 2 RBI single in the 8th to put the Tigers up for good.

Tiger Zero:
Wil Ledezma. The Tigers tied the game in the top half of the 6th. Wil untied it with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the inning. In one inning of work he walked three and gave up a hit. Not a solid performance out of the pen that we've been seeing so far from him.

Tigers Record:
W - L
18 - 11
tied for 1st place in the AL Central

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